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Body Vox will perform the program Reverie, a two-decade retrospective show of works choreographed by the company founders Ashley Roland and Jamey Hampton. The theatrics of Reverie shift between the fast, the fluid, the bleak and the funny with music ranging from Delibes and Miles Davis, to the Bulgarian Women's Chorus to Johnny Cash. The return engagement of the group, on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theatre, is presented by Dance Affiliates and PENN Presents. Tickets are $33, $30, $28. Discounts are available for seniors, students, and faculty, staff and alumni. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert.

The Music Department and Penn Contemporary Music present a concert featuring a new work by Penn composer and music professor Dr. Jay Reise, Jisei (Japanese Death Songs) on Wednesday, February 26. Bamboo Voice, Human Flute, will be performed by a shakuhachi (Japanese flute) and vocal duo, Christopher Yohmei Blasdale and Mika Kimula. The evening will also include traditional 17th century Japanese music and modern compositions for shakuhachi and voice. The concert is at 8 p.m. in the Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.



The talk New Health Plan Strategies for Containing Medical Costs on February 21, will be held in rm. 1206, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.

The conference Who Wrote the Qu´ran?, on February 21 will be held in rm. 351, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.


19 Reception and Mary's a´ Minuit (in French); two short plays by Serge Valletti; 7 p.m.; Studio Theatre, Annenberg Center; $15, $7.50 students w/ ID (French Institute).


25 In the Shadows of War: Three Lives United by the French Resistance; Thomas Childers, history; 7 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).


21 Global Persecution Forum; expert panel discussion on issues of international religious freedom and persecution; 7 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; followed by a concert with Ten Shekel Shirt; 9:15 p.m.; tickets: $12, $8 w/ student ID; info: (267) 254-5694 or (Philly Metro; Penn CCC; Institute for Global Engagement).


18 Barriers to Health Care in the Black Community from a Historical Perspective; Freida Outlaw, nursing; Glenn Ellis, Philadelphia Tribune; Frances Barg, anthropology; 5:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Makuu; African-American Resource Center).

20 African American Males and Firearm Suicide; Sean Joe, social work; 9:30-11 a.m.; rm. 225, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Firearm Injury Center).

Regulation of Gene Expression during Hypoxia via Changes in mRNA Translation; Bradly Wouters, University of Maastricht; noon; rm. 196A, John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).

24 Has the Laboratory Been a Closet? Gay and Lesbian Lives in the History of Science and Medicine; Bert Hansen, Baruch College-SUNY; 4:15 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

26 The Making of Education Policy in the International Arena: A 25-Year Retrospective; Jarl Bengtsson, formerly of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; 2:30 p.m.; Woodlands Ballroom, The Inn at Penn (GSE).

27 Low Dose Radiation: Kill or Cure? Anthony Chalmers, Gray Cancer Institute, Mount Vernon Hospital, UK; noon; 196A Conference Rm., John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).

Fascinans or Tremendum? Permutations of the State, the Body and the Divine in Late Twentieth Century Havana; Stephan Palmié, University of Chicago; 4:30 p.m.; Penn Humanities Forum, 1st Floor, 3619 Locust Walk (Ethnohistory Workshop; Latin American and Latino Studies Program).

28 African American Women in Film and Television; Kim Fields, actress; 7 p.m.; rm. B-1, Meyerson Hall (Health Education).

Zen and Bridges; Fukushima Rôshi, zen master; 7 p.m.; rm. B-6, Stiteler Hall (UPM).

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  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 22, February 18, 2003